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2008-08-30

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Madrid rejects freed ETA supporter's call for talks

The Spanish government has rejected a call by one of ETA’s top political supporters just released from prison for renewed dialogue. Arnaldo Otegi

The Spanish government has rejected a call by one of ETA’s top political supporters just released from prison for renewed dialogue. Arnaldo Otegi

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Medvedev and Brown discuss Georgia in phone call

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev has called on Europe to send more international observers to monitor the Georgian government. It came in a

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev has called on Europe to send more international observers to monitor the Georgian government. It came in a

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Southern US states brace for Hurricane Gustav

After wreaking havoc across the Caribbean where it has claimed at least 80 lives, Hurricane Gustav is now gaining strength as it storms towards

After wreaking havoc across the Caribbean where it has claimed at least 80 lives, Hurricane Gustav is now gaining strength as it storms towards

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Thai political problems hit tourism

Thailand’s tourism industry — a huge source of income for the country — has been targeted by anti-government demonstrators. A large group stormed the

Thailand’s tourism industry — a huge source of income for the country — has been targeted by anti-government demonstrators. A large group stormed the

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Thai premier vows not to quit as protests mounts

The Thai Prime Minister says he will not stand down in the face of intensifying protests against him. Thousands of anti-government activists are

The Thai Prime Minister says he will not stand down in the face of intensifying protests against him. Thousands of anti-government activists are

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Egypt opens Gaza crossing ahead of Ramadan

Egypt has opened its border crossing with Gaza ahead of Ramadan, allowing hundreds of people to leave the Hamas-controlled territory. Egyptian

Egypt has opened its border crossing with Gaza ahead of Ramadan, allowing hundreds of people to leave the Hamas-controlled territory. Egyptian

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Italy to compensate Libya for colonial rule

Italy is to pay billions of euros in investments and compensation to Libya for its colonial rule of the north African country. It is hoped the

Italy is to pay billions of euros in investments and compensation to Libya for its colonial rule of the north African country. It is hoped the

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Hurricane Gustav strengthens en route to US

Having battered Jamaica Hurricane Gustav is gathering strength as it sweeps southern US states where New Orleans is marking the third anniversary of

Having battered Jamaica Hurricane Gustav is gathering strength as it sweeps southern US states where New Orleans is marking the third anniversary of

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History in the making in US election

With the line-up of personalities complete the US is gearing up for what will be, whatever the outcome, an historic presidential election

With the line-up of personalities complete the US is gearing up for what will be, whatever the outcome, an historic presidential election

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Hurricane Gustav strengthens en route to US

Having battered Jamaica Hurricane Gustav is gathering strength as it sweeps southern US states where New Orleans is marking the third anniversary of

Having battered Jamaica Hurricane Gustav is gathering strength as it sweeps southern US states where New Orleans is marking the third anniversary of

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Basque separatist leader released from jail

The leader of the banned Basque separatist party Batasuna has been released from prison after serving a 15-month sentence for praising acts of

The leader of the banned Basque separatist party Batasuna has been released from prison after serving a 15-month sentence for praising acts of

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Hurricane Gustav strengthens en route to US

Having battered Jamaica Hurricane Gustav is gathering strength as it sweeps southern US states where New Orleans is marking the third anniversary of

Having battered Jamaica Hurricane Gustav is gathering strength as it sweeps southern US states where New Orleans is marking the third anniversary of

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History in the making in US election

With the line-up of personalities complete the US is gearing up for what will be, whatever the outcome, an historic presidential election

With the line-up of personalities complete the US is gearing up for what will be, whatever the outcome, an historic presidential election

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Basque separatist leader released from jail

The leader of the banned Basque separatist party Batasuna has been released from prison after serving a 15-month sentence for praising acts of

The leader of the banned Basque separatist party Batasuna has been released from prison after serving a 15-month sentence for praising acts of

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McCain picks relative unknown for running mate

Republican presidential candidate, John McCain, has grabbed the headlines back from his Democratic rival, Barack Obama, with the announcement of his

Republican presidential candidate, John McCain, has grabbed the headlines back from his Democratic rival, Barack Obama, with the announcement of his

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Pressure mounts ahead of EU's Georgia-Russia summit

Georgia’s president has been visiting the Black Sea port of Poti – inspecting the damage caused during the conflict with Russia over the breakaway

Georgia’s president has been visiting the Black Sea port of Poti – inspecting the damage caused during the conflict with Russia over the breakaway

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Gustav continues its deadly course

After leaving behind flooded Jamaica, Tropical Storm Gustav is now heading towards the Cayman Islands where it is expected to gain in strength. It

After leaving behind flooded Jamaica, Tropical Storm Gustav is now heading towards the Cayman Islands where it is expected to gain in strength. It